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" we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but allow a passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes,—all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm "
The Essay on Self-reliance - Page 31
by Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1908 - 59 pages
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1841
...intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves but allow...whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm....
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 333 pages
...intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but...whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discriminates...
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Essays, orations and lectures

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 385 pages
...intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but...Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discerns between the voluntary acts of his mind, and his involuntary perceptions. And to...
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Essays, Lectures and Orations

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1848 - 364 pages
...intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but...Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discerns between the voluntary acts of his mind, and his involuntary perceptions. And to...
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Twelve Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1849 - 261 pages
...intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but...Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discerns between the voluntary acts of his mind, and his involuntary perceptions. And to...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but...whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can...
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Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1850
...intelligence, which makes us organs of its activity and receivers of its truth. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but...whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, — all metaphysics, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can...
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Essays, First Series

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but...whence this comes, if we seek to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy • at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can Sam. Every man discriminates...
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Essays

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1850 - 333 pages
...intelligence, which iniikes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but...passage to its beams. If we ask whence this comes, if we souk to pry into the soul that causes, all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all...
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Essays [1st ser., ed.] with preface by T. Carlyle

Ralph Waldo [essays] Emerson - 1853
...intelligence, which makes us receivers of its truth and organs of its activity. When we discern justice, when we discern truth, we do nothing of ourselves, but...if we seek to pry into the soul that causes,—all philosophy is at fault. Its presence or its absence is all we can affirm. Every man discriminates between...
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